Council to discuss summer rec, pool, camping and more

The Hallock City Council will meet Monday, June 1 at the city hall. The council will discuss the Hallock pool, camping, summer recreation and the Gilbert Olson playground. If these, or other issues, interest you, be sure to tune in – the meeting will be live-streamed on the City of Hallock Facebook page. The council…

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Kittson Healthcare confirms first positive COVID-19 case

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County documented its first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Thursday, April 16. Rumors of a second case circulated over the weekend, but as of Monday, that was false. Cindy Urbaniak, county public health director, said Monday morning there are no more positive cases in the…

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Hallock Council approves emergency declaration

By Anna Jauhola The City of Hallock declared a state of emergency in an emergency meeting on Friday, March 20. The city council met at the city hall in the basement and spaced more than 6 feet from each other. Councilor Kevin Waller attended and voted by phone, which is allowed in emergency instances. City…

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Commission totally closes courthouse to the public

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency at an emergency meeting on Friday, March 20 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The commissioners called into the meeting via a digital service called GoToMeeting, which is allowed for public meetings during an emergency. Alongside the emergency declaration, the commission…

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City of Lancaster declares emergency

By Anna Jauhola The City of Lancaster has declared an emergency ahead of any coronavirus diagnoses in Kittson County. During an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 18, the council gathered in Lancaster City Hall at tables and spread out at least 6 feet from each other. The declaration acknowledges that should the virus break out…

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Area business, entity operations during COVID-19

UPDate as of 4/1/20 Sjostrand Agency: Lobby is closed, staff is on site and available by phone 218-843-3350 or call Steve, cell 218-843-1481 or Dan, cell 218-843-1387. Area businesses and entities are affected just as much as the rest of the state as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This list will be updated as we receive…

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County erring on the side of safety

Commission sets instructions for employees during COVID-19 By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners is erring on the side of safety and made a strong decision Tuesday, March 17 to keep two county employees at home, with pay. This was the main decision of the board’s initial discussions regarding pandemic planning.  The two employees…

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Charges pending in Kuznia death

By Enterprise Staff The man involved in the shooting death of a Karlstad Marine on New Year’s Day 2019 has been officially charged with murder, among other accusations.  Lance Cpl. Andrew M. Johnson was on duty with Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia, of Karlstad, in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2019, at Marine Barracks…

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Evidence presented in arson case

By Enterprise Staff In an hour and a half hearing Monday, June 10, Kittson County Assistant Attorney Richard Lee questioned Andrea Bexell, a fire marshal for the state of Minnesota, regarding the case of possible arson at the Caribou Grill in Hallock. The contested omnibus hearing took place at the request of defendant Tami DeVore,…

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Hallock City Council holds public hearing to set fire call rates

By Margie Holmgren A public hearing was held during the June regular Hallock City Council meeting to receive input on the ordinance allowing the fire department to bill for fire calls. No one from the public attended but discussion between the council, Fire Chief Kevin Klein and attorney George Hanson was held on the amounts…

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